Platelet-Rich Plasma or CO2 for acne scar skin? (photo)
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Microneedling energy device with PRP.
Now, I personally would combine microneedling RF using INFINI (Note- this is not just microneedling, but energy based RF insulated needling. A lot different.) I would then PRP at the same time- faster healing, better results. This method has very very little chances of PIH or skin darkening, and can be done at more frequent intervals.
If you have remaining atrophic scars, I would use a filler at the end.
All the best
Dr Davin Lim
Acne Scarring -- Requires a Combination of Fractional Laser Resurfacing, Fillers Like Bellafill, Subcision and Eclipse Micropen
Subcision For Elevating Depressed Scars; Microneedling For Improving Their Superficial Tone and Texture
Medical microneedling can then be used, if desired, to further improve the surface texture and tone of the treated areas. A series of superficial peels may also be helpful for restoring glow to your skin.
In my opinion, PRP offers little except to increase the time and expense of treatments. expensive Carbon dioxide laser, if ablative, engenders prolonged healing time and downtime and postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, especially in people of color, and fraxels have inconsistent and variable results and likewise do not generally justify the expense of these treatments.
Injectable fillers and volumizing fillers work well for treating hollows and dark circles under the eyes and smile lines.
You would do well to consult with a board certified aesthetic physician with experience and expertise in acne scar treatments in people of color.